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The Resource Remembering Babylon, David Malouf

Remembering Babylon, David Malouf

Label
Remembering Babylon
Title
Remembering Babylon
Statement of responsibility
David Malouf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he moves back into the world of Europeans, among hopeful yet terrified settlers who are staking out their small patch of home in an alien place. To them, Gemmy stands as a different kind of challenge: he is a force that at once fascinates and repels. His own identity in this new world is as unsettling to him as the knowledge he brings to others of the savage, the aboriginal."--Publisher description
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Gemmy Fairley is cast ashore in northern Australia and adopted by Australian aborigines during the mid-1840s
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1994.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 1994.
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 1996.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1994.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 1993.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
042571
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malouf, David
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1210
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Remembering Babylon, David Malouf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm31299721
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780679749516
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31299721
Label
Remembering Babylon, David Malouf
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1993
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm31299721
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780679749516
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31299721

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